Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Francis James DE LORE1878

Name
Francis James DE LORE
Given names
Francis James
Surname
DE LORE
Birth about 1878 23
Citation details: 20754/1878 DE LORE FRANCIS J FRANCIS BRIDGET PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a sisterWinifred Mary DE LORE
about 1879 (Age 12 months)
Citation details: 21916/1879 DE LORE WINIFRED MARY FRANCIS JAMES BRIDGET PORT STEPHENS
Death of a paternal grandfatherJoseph DE LORE
1879 (Age 12 months)
Citation details: 6349/1879 DELORE JOSEPH AGE 69 YEARS DIED LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL
Citation details: 24 June 2010, Great Lakes VIP, page 22.
Text:

GRANNY RENNIE Born Mary Keleher in County Clare, Ireland, in 1832, the woman who became known throughout the Forster/Tuncurry area as Granny Rennie immigrated to Australia in early 1850s. She was known as a healer and midwife and assisted with the birth of more than 1000 babies in the area.

She was first married to French migrant Joseph Delore, and after their marriage in Queensland they moved to the Williams River and then to the Myall. The couple had 11 children and when Joseph died in 1879 Mary married Charles Rennie, the owner of Rennies Island in the Wallamba River.

Her name became legend as a healer and in 1901 local residents presented her with a purse of sovereigns for her work, mainly collected from those she had brought into the world from 1875 to 1901.

Granny Rennie died when her clothes caught fire at her home on Rennie Island in 1908. At her funeral at Forster Cemetery Sid Wright, the eldest living son of John Wright, said we saw the soil cover one of the best, kindest women Erin ever gave to Australia, describing her as trusty as steel, a faithful wife and a most loving mother.

One of her descendents, Jane Mayers, became the first registered nurse in the area, and although she had no formal training local doctors granted her a medical certificate on the basis of her practical knowledge.

Birth of a brotherJohn Thomas DE LORE
about 1881 (Age 3)
Citation details: 15642/1881 DELORE JOHN FRANCIS JAMES BRIDGET STROUD
Birth of a sisterFrances Agnes De LORE
about 1883 (Age 5)
Citation details: 17969/1883 DE LORE FRANCES AGNES FRANCIS JAMES BRIDGET RAYMOND TERRACE
Birth of a brotherDaniel J DE LORE
about 1885 (Age 7)
Citation details: 20196/1885 DE LORE DANIEL J FRANCIS J BRIDGET RAYMOND TERRACE
Birth of a sisterMary DE LORE
about 1889 (Age 11)
Citation details: 30105/1889 DE LORE MARY FRANCIS BRIDGET NEWCASTLE
Birth of a brotherWilliam Edward DE LORE
about 1891 (Age 13)
Citation details: 33455/1891 DE LOVE WILLIAM E FRANCIS J BRIDGET STROUD
Birth of a sisterMargaret J DE LORE
about 1894 (Age 16)
Citation details: 32265/1894 LORE MARGARET J DE FRANCIS J BRIDGET STROUD
Death of a maternal grandmotherWinifred McDERMOT
March 20, 1894 (Age 16)
Citation details: 12851/1894 DORNEY WINIFRED THOMAS BRIDGET STROUD
Dorney - Daniel, Winifred and James
Dorney - Daniel, Winifred and James

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Death of a sisterMargaret J DE LORE
about 1896 (Age 18)
Citation details: 11697/1896 DE LORE MARGARET J FRANCIS J BRIDGET STROUD
Death of a maternal grandfatherDaniel DORNEY
January 19, 1900 (Age 22)
Citation details: 3474/1900 DORNEY DANIEL WILLIAM ELIZABETH STROUD
Dorney - Daniel, Winifred and James
Dorney - Daniel, Winifred and James

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Birth of a brotherBernard H DE LORE
about 1903 (Age 25)
Citation details: 7437/1903 DE LORE BERNARD H FRANCIS J BRIDGET TAREE
Marriage of a siblingHenry William LYNDONFrances Agnes De LOREView this family
January 13, 1904 (Age 26)
Citation details: 2245/1904 LYNDON HENRY W DE LORE FRANCES A TAREE
Death of a brotherDaniel J DE LORE
about 1904 (Age 26)
Citation details: 3348/1904 DE LORE DANIEL J FRANCIS J BRIDGET TAREE
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary “Granny” KELEHER
August 2, 1908 (Age 30)
Address: At her home. Rennies Island, Darawank
Cause: Accidently burnt
Citation details: 11497/1908 RENNIE MARY JOHN STROUD
Rennie - Mary
Rennie - Mary

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Citation details: 24 June 2010, Great Lakes VIP, Supplement, page 22.
Text:

GRANNY RENNIE Born Mary Keleher in County Clare, Ireland, in 1832, the woman who became known throughout the Forster/Tuncurry area as Granny Rennie immigrated to Australia in early 1850s. She was known as a healer and midwife and assisted with the birth of more than 1000 babies in the area.

She was first married to French migrant Joseph Delore, and after their marriage in Queensland they moved to the Williams River and then to the Myall. The couple had 11 children and when Joseph died in 1879 Mary married Charles Rennie, the owner of Rennies Island in the Wallamba River.

Her name became legend as a healer and in 1901 local residents presented her with a purse of sovereigns for her work, mainly collected from those she had brought into the world from 1875 to 1901.

Granny Rennie died when her clothes caught fire at her home on Rennie Island in 1908. At her funeral at Forster Cemetery Sid Wright, the eldest living son of John Wright, said we saw the soil cover one of the best, kindest women Erin ever gave to Australia, describing her as trusty as steel, a faithful wife and a most loving mother.

One of her descendents, Jane Mayers, became the first registered nurse in the area, and although she had no formal training local doctors granted her a medical certificate on the basis of her practical knowledge.

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Marriage of a siblingWallace C SHADEFrances Agnes De LOREView this family
about 1923 (Age 45)
Citation details: 9706/1923 SHADE WALLACE C LYNDON FRANCES A DRUMMOYNE
Death of a fatherFrancis James DE LORE
about 1925 (Age 47)
Citation details: 7486/1925 DELORE FRANCIS J JOSEPH MARY NEWCASTLE
Death of a motherBridget DORNEY
about 1944 (Age 66)
Citation details: 25754/1944 DE LORE BRIDGET DANIEL WINIFRED MAYFIELD
Death of a brotherWilliam Edward DE LORE
about 1945 (Age 67)
Citation details: 26473/1945 DE LORE WILLIAM EDWARD FRANCIS BRIDGET NEWCASTLE
Death of a brotherJohn Thomas DE LORE
about 1961 (Age 83)
Citation details: 22595/1961 DE LORE JOHN THOMAS FRANCIS JAMES BRIDGET MAITLAND
Death of a sisterFrances Agnes De LORE
about 1966 (Age 88)
Citation details: 9120/1966 SHADE FRANCES AGNES FRANCIS JAMES BRIDGETTE ST LEONARDS
Deathyes

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1877Port Stephens, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
himself
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
John Thomas DE LORE
Birth: about 1881 26Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1961Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Daniel J DE LORE
Birth: about 1885 30Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1904Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
William Edward DE LORE
Birth: about 1891 36Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1945Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
Margaret J DE LORE
Birth: about 1894 39Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1896Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
10 years
younger brother

BirthD - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 20754/1878 DE LORE FRANCIS J FRANCIS BRIDGET PORT STEPHENS